One of the keys to managing discomfort throughout your pregnancy and preparing for your labor can be found in chiropractic care. This does not come as a big surprise to those who already take advantage of the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.
But for those who have never seen a chiropractor before, the thought of seeing one for the first time while pregnant can sometimes be met with hesitation. We understand this and that’s exactly why we recommend that you understand the why, when and who to trust to provide this care.
Top Reasons to Seek Chiropractic Care While Pregnant
For relief for neck, back, ligament, or joint pain
For whole body balancing of spine and pelvis as proactive labor preparation
When baby is malpositioned (or breech)
When preparing for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)
The Webster Technique for Breeched Babies
Although malpositioned (or breeched) babies can flip on their own at any time (even during labor), a proactive option is to seek the help from a Webster Technique trained chiropractor. This specialized approach is our first recommendation when our clients find themselves with a breeched baby position starting at 32 weeks of pregnancy.
Webster Technique chiropractors properly balance the pelvis, realign the sacrum, and reduce the stress to the ligaments that support the uterus. This has been found to be effective in many cases to allow the space and mother’s range of movement for baby to flip into a better position before birth.
Who Do We Recommend to Our Clients?
The below local chiropractors are the preferred providers we recommend to our pregnant clients. Some factors that we take into consideration: specialty training, volume of pregnant patients they see, experience working with newborns/babies, and client satisfaction feedback.
When you contact their office to make an appointment, you may want to inquire about their new client intake process and associated out-of-pocket costs. Note that most insurance companies do not cover chiropractic care. That said, many providers offer special rates for military ID cardholders and when the parent and child are seen in the same visit.